• Quote of the Day: David Pogue

    “In short, Samsung clearly has no problem coming up with stuff to put into its phones. The challenge, as Jobs once said, is ‘knowing what to leave out.’ “ — David Pogue

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  • Misunderstanding Innovation

    John Moltz: Yet, the definition of the term when applied to Apple is delivering a product that completely redefines a market while with Samsung it’s providing the largest breadth of feature sets. These are not the same thing and if you’re an analyst who doesn’t know the difference then you’re not a very good analyst. […]

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  • Yahoo v. Google for iPhone Search

    Danny Sullivan: In the years since Yahoo last did search, the amount of information to comb through on the web has increased — meaning much more noise to draw signal from. Meanwhile, potential employees serious about web search have long ago decamped to Google and Bing. Both those companies have huge teams involved in running […]

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  • Love of Pen and Paper

    Chris Bowler on planning his week with pen and paper: Now, I realize this could all be done in OmniFocus. I could tinker with perspectives and get a view that is very similar. But I cherish the exercise and taking the time causes me to closely consider each task and whether it’s a good use […]

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  • Improving My Workflow: Desk

    Most of the year I spend reacting to things going on at work, news on the web, and opportunities as they present themselves. So while I used to be a big GTD nerd, of late I tend to just be a reactionary fool. About once a year I stop working, dump everything rattling in my […]

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  • BitTorrent Sync Support for Network Attached Storage

    Erik Pounds: BitTorrent Sync already offers the safest and most efficient way to sync data between devices. We’re now introducing our support of network-attached storage (NAS) devices to offer BitTorrent-built Sync apps in vendor storefronts; creating a simple path to access and transfer your data from the NAS to a desktop, mobile or other NAS […]

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  • Google Contact Lenses

    At first I was all like: my worst nightmare. And then I read this from Alyssa Bereznak: The technology could potentially allow Google to shrink its wearable face computer — known as Google Glass — into the size of a single contact lens. Rather than be controlled by voice, those wearing the contacts would command their device through, as […]

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  • How do these people have jobs?

    John Gruber on the latest idiocy: That’s the extent of Nocera’s argument that iPad-like new products from Apple “seem unlikely”: Yukari Kane’s having written so in her book. Really. Oh boy.

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  • Berkeley Drafting Table

    Thomas Brand has a nice find of a cheap “adjustable” height desk.

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  • Screens 3 for Mac

    A great update to Screens 3 for Mac. I’ve been testing it out over the last week and it really is much better than built in screen sharing.

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  • Fujifilm X-T1 Review at Digital Photography Review

    Oh do they like it.

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  • GoGo Wireless Adds Surveillance Capabilities for Government

    Bruce Schneier on this despicable act: It [GoGo] has voluntarily decided to violate your privacy and turn your data over to the government. Fuck them.

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  • Standing Desks: How to Get Going

    Mikael Cho recently moved to a standing desk, but found the experience short lived. Cho: After two weeks, I was able to stand for about four hours a day, but I still needed to take multiple breaks. This was fine with me because I often need breaks throughout the day to refresh and maintain a […]

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  • Quote of the Day: Bruce Schneier

    “Surveillance of power is one of the most important ways to ensure that power does not abuse its status. But, of course, power does not like to be watched.” — Bruce Schneier

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  • Password Trouble

    Scott Williams on the annoyance of changing passwords on sites: Don’t restrict password length. 1Password let’s me create a 50 character password, yet I’d say at least 40% of the sites I went to couldn’t handle a password that long. I hate it when a site restricts passwords/characters for passwords.

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  • Updates to Writer Pro

    I’ve been using Writer Pro a lot since it came out, but recently found myself back in Ulysses III (a topic for another post). Recently though Writer Pro got a very important update, this update adds the first ever ‘night mode’ theme to Writer Pro. It’s very well done, and very welcomed. I prefer to […]

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  • Brightest Flashlight Gets No FTC Fine

    Jeff John Roberts: On paper, the order looks like stern stuff but, in practice, it’s hard to see how this amounts to real punishment. Even though Geidl did something deeply unethical, compromising the privacy of tens of millions of people, he will not pay a cent for his misdeeds. Bullshit. And: The FTC said earlier […]

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  • NSA and Heartbleed

    I like this denial, in that it is pretty solid and clear that the NSA did not know about Heartbleed and therefore did not exploit it. I tend to believe the statement too, for two reasons: It passes my smell test, as I do believe the NSA thinks it would be more of a threat […]

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  • The Man Behind the Windows XP Wallpaper

    Great story.

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  • xkcd: Heartbleed Explanation

    And now everyone gets it.

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